JSA : the liberty files

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Youth Y 741.59 JOL
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Youth
Call Number  Y 741.59 JOL
JSA: THE LIBERTY FILES is a clever spy thriller that takes an assortment of familiar super-heroes and reinvents them as covert agents during World War II and the Cold War. In the first tale, The Bat, The clock and the Owl are the Unholy Three, a group of Allied spies that must capture the albino smuggler Jack the Grin before he sells Hitler's greatest weapon to the highest bidder. In the second tale, the Unholy Three are joined by new agents as they attempt to stop KGB operatives from discovering a weapon that could end all life on Earth. This volume features intriguing variations on many legendary characters such as Batman, Superman, Hourman, Doctor Mid-Nite, Hawkman, the Scarecrow, and the Joker.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The first generation of superheroes arrived just in time for World War II. To that era Jolley and Harris return, but not quite, for they conjure a world subtly different than even standard comic-book reality. Batman is called in to help two other costumed crime fighters apprehend Jack the Grin (i.e., the Joker), thought to be carrying plans for a German superweapon. The mission is accomplished, and the captured document indicates that the Nazis have a super-man. Fortunately, Uncle Sam also has a superman--namely, Superman, though he is top secret. He has a secret, too: the reason he was sent, or, rather, expelled, to Earth. The action stays hot and heavy, through WWII and into cold war H-bomb espionage. Batman and peers encounter several horrifying supervillains, capped by their most dangerous opponent ever. This Batman is a domineering, rather paranoid good guy in a dangerous world that Harris' active compositions and sharp lines, colored in dark shades lit by explosions, make more exciting than, to date, Batman movies have been. --Ray Olson Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Justice Society of America (Fictitious characters) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Spy comic books, strips, etc.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Cold War -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Superhero comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :DC Comics,2004
Other Titles Liberty files
Justice Society of America, the liberty files
Contributors Jolley, Dan.
Harris, Tony, 1969-
Snyder, Ray, active 1988.
DC Comics, Inc.
Language English
Notes "Originally published in single magazine form in JSA: the liberty file #1-2, JSA: the unholy three #1-2"--T.p. verso.
Description 258 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 1401202039 (pbk.)
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